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A-Z what do you not see around anymore (or rapidly on the way out)?

Asked by Hypocrisy_Central (21066 points ) September 16th, 2012

Abacus in school.
Betamax recorders
Cameras with film.
Drive-in theaters

What would you add going down the list to the next letter in the alphabet?

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YARNLADY's avatar

Record Players/78 RPM records

P. S. I have one for sale along with hundreds of records if you know of any collectors who want them.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

(pssst surely you know something not around anymore that started with the letter ‘E’) ;-P

Coloma's avatar

Irish Setter dogs

Good manners

Full boxes of crackers, chips and cereal

Green Goddess salad dressing

DrBill's avatar

(back to alphabetic order)

Etch-a-sketch

Furby’s

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DrBill's avatar

(back to alphabetic order again)

Gyroscopes as toys

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

(still in alphabetical order)
Habadasheries.

Coloma's avatar

Oops, I overlooked the alphabetic order part.

jordym84's avatar

@DrBill Apparently Furbies are back. Saw a promotional poster at Walmart today.

Symbeline's avatar

I’m gonna do the whole alphabet because I want to impress people I’m so bored, and because I can. Also, I cheated real bad, too.

Arcade machines.
As you said, Betamax. Oh noo! Bay-tah!
These Pepsi cans.
Drive in theaters. Some are still around, but it’s a dying breed.
Good music by Econoline Crush.
Frankenberry cereal.
This original Gloworm. I believe they still exist though, but under different models.
Hungry Hungry Hippo ’‘board’’ game.
The Intellivision video game console.
Jacks.
Televisions with knobs to change the channel. I love those things.
These old locks. I have one too, but I don’t have the key so…
Big ass computer monitors.
Eighties neon fashion. Sure, neon fashion still exists, but it will never be as horrendously badass as back then.
Overlays for Atari. The Odyssey game console.
The Phillips CD-i. Yes, this is a game console, not a VCR.
Q-Bert. The first controversial video game ever, man! He swears!
Ren and Stimpy.
Skeletor.
Tamagotchi.
Steve Urkel. Thank freakin’ God. actually I always thought the actor was pretty hot.
VCR’s.
Walkmans.
A Xena the Warrior Princess movie.
Yo mamah! jokes.
Zombies. Seems fitting, since it’s undead, and rotting…haha damn letter Z.

jca's avatar

Pay phones.

YARNLADY's avatar

Oh, alphabetical order – silly me – I didn’t get that part.

@Coloma Irish Setter Dogs? What?

Brian1946's avatar

@Symbeline covered “I”, so I’ll take J: It’s been a LONG time since I’ve seen a Jaguar XKE.

ucme's avatar

White dog shit.

rooeytoo's avatar

x ray machines in shoe stores.

@ucme – do you mean the dog is white or the shit is white??

ucme's avatar

@rooeytoo White shite, although I suspect you already knew this.

flutherother's avatar

I haven’t seen a kaleidoscope in a long while.

downtide's avatar

Back to alphabetical order – Legwarmers.

Also, dog shit is not often white any more because dogs are fed a more meat-rich diet (less bones) than in the past. When my dog has bones (as an occasional treat) her poop goes temporarily white.

ucme's avatar

@downtide Hey thanks for addressing me personally ;¬}
I have the distinct feeling someone here has given me that info before, deja vu or what like?

LuckyGuy's avatar

I guess we are up to “M” so I’ll say: Movie Theaters.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

For “N” I was going to put “Nattering nabobs of negativism”, but they are, alas, all to common. So I’ll put down “National Tea Stores”.

jca's avatar

Cassette tape recorders.

DrBill's avatar

Cassette? I remember when 8-tracks were the new thing

for “O” I will say Oversize Boom Boxes

Yetanotheruser's avatar

“P”—Pea shooters

Brian1946's avatar

Q-tips on wood sticks.

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

R Radios with tubes in them.
2nd to that “Rabbit Ears’ on top of TV sets

Brian1946's avatar

Solyndra.

downtide's avatar

Tamagotchis.

LuckyGuy's avatar

Underwood Typewriters

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

V Vox guitar amps
2nd to that: VCR movies and players.

Yetanotheruser's avatar

Wurlitzer B-3 organ (with Leslie speakers)

DrBill's avatar

Y is either yo-yo or youth, I miss them both

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

X Xlax laxatives (at least they disappeared from around here that I can see)

downtide's avatar

ZX-Spectrum computers.

Brian1946's avatar

Apatosaurus.

downtide's avatar

Betamax video

DrBill's avatar

Cassette tapes

Brian1946's avatar

Dinosaurs

downtide's avatar

Elephants in circuses

YARNLADY's avatar

Firecrackers

Yetanotheruser's avatar

G General store

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

H Horse drawn wagons on public streets (unless you are in Amish country)

rooeytoo's avatar

Ink cartridge pens. They are still around but difficult to find.

DrBill's avatar

J Jacks & Ball

Hypocrisy_Central's avatar

K Kerosine lanterns lighting homes and businesses.

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